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SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard from the Javelin technical team

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Tech Tip: SOLIDWORKS Stud Wizard

Most engineers have a Machinery handbook sitting on their desk, or a familiar poster with dimensions along with drill size…

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Using a 3D Sketch instead of 2D for the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard

We are all used to the standard method of applying SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes. In the Feature tab click on…

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SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Zero Thickness Geometry Rebuild Error

Oh no, a rebuild error has appeared reporting: “Unable to create this feature because it would result in zero-thickness geometry”….

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Hole Depth to Tip

Define Hole Wizard Depth to Tip or Shoulder with SOLIDWORKS 2020

Prior to SOLIDWORKS 2020, the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard holes would specify end condition of drilled or tapped holes as depth…

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Specifying Hole Wizard Tolerances in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Now in SOLIDWORKS 2019 you can specify the SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Tolerances and Precision directly within the hole wizard feature….

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How to Upgrade SOLIDWORKS Toolbox to a Newer Version

After upgrading SOLIDWORKS to a newer major release, you may see a warning that the Hole Wizard and Advance Hole…

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SOLIDWORKS Smart Fasteners

The SMART way to use SOLIDWORKS Toolbox

Do you find yourself designing hardware components from scratch? Or even downloading them from websites? You might think you’re saving…

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Import and Export SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Data with Excel

You can now import and export Hole Wizard data with Excel files in the Configuration tool with SOLIDWORKS 2018.  Previously…

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Wizard Update

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Hole Wizard Update

Much like when SOLIDWORKS made your first sketch dimension auto scale your whole part back in 2014, with the release of…

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SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard with Circular Sketch Pattern

SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard with Circular Sketch Pattern

Say you want to add multiple holes in a Hole Wizard feature.  Typically you would add multiple points from the…

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 Advanced Hole Wizard

SOLIDWORKS 2017 has a new feature: Advanced Holes! Mold tooling often involves networks of complex multi-step holes. These features can…

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How to create a SOLIDWORKS Hole Wizard Favorite

If you frequently use a particular Hole Wizard hole, instead of re-entering the parameters each time you launch the Hole Wizard…

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Hole Wizard Thread Data Not Found When Using Newly Created Hole

The ‘Hole Wizard Thread Data Not Found’ error message may appear when using a newly created Hole Wizard hole. This…

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Hole Wizard Holes

Hole Wizard Database File is not the Expected Version

The Problem: A question we often get on the support line is in regards to this error message: It reads:…

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Hole Wizard Holes

SolidWorks Hole Wizard – Should I use a 2D or a 3D Sketch for Locating the Holes?

When inserting a Hole Wizard feature in a part or assembly, you can either have a 2D sketch or a 3D…

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